FRENCH ONION GRILLED CHEESE

French Onion Grilled cheese Sandwiches, When you can't decide for soup or sandwiches for lunch!
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Sweet caramelized onions have a way of sweet talking most people into falling in love with them. Add some warm, melt-y, gooey Swiss cheese and some golden toasty bread into the mix and it shall surely make you go weak in your knees! A deconstructed French onion soup, this French onion grilled cheese recipe is not something you want to miss. Continue reading

THAI FRIED RICE WITH BASIL & TOFU

Thai Fried Rice, Vegan with crispy tofu
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Fluffy rice flavored with fresh, fragrant basil tossed in with veggies and crispy tofu bites, this Thai fried rice recipe is truly, a vegetarian’s (or a vegan too!) delight. No hidden fish sauce, or oyster sauce that is synonymous with flavorful Thai food here. A bold flavor created with simple ingredients is what you have in store for you. Say bye-bye to take-out Tuesdays because this Thai fried rice recipe is all you need to cook yourself a happy meal! 🙂 Continue reading

PUNUGULU | VEGAN RICE FRITTERS

Punugulu, Vegan Rice Fritters, Deep fried batter, batter made with rice, bet you can't eat just one!
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Just like most other deep fried snacks from around the world, Punugulu ae just too damn delicious and yes, you cannot eat just one! However unlike most of them, punugulu has no added sugars, is vegan and almost borders the realm of the loved-by-all healthy snacks. Fondly renamed as dosa vadas by my husband, punugulu is a much loved recipe that was passed on by my grandmother and grandmas are never wrong, are they? 🙂 Continue reading

KADALA CURRY | CHICKPEA COCONUT CURRY

Kerala Kadala Curry, chickpeas in coconut milk curry
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Kadala curry or kala channa curry is a curry made with black chickpeas (which can be substituted with white), fresh roasted masalas, and a generous splash of coconut milk. Reminiscent of Kerala, a popular coastal destination of India, kadala curry and puttu (a steamed flour dish) is a breakfast staple of the region. A dinner favorite at my place, this curry shines through when eaten with flaky bread like the Kerala Parotta. Continue reading

BURNT GARLIC NOODLES

Burnt Garlic Noodles, simple to make,light and so flavorful, you will forget about take-out for a long long time!
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Guess what we had for dinner thrice in the last two weeks? That’s right! Burnt Garlic noodles, burnt garlic noodles and more burnt garlic noodles! I want to say I am really done eating this and I can have no more! But every time my-obsessed with this-noodle-dish-husband suggests (read, begs) it for dinner, I cave. Then, I think, well, it’s not bad and then serve it onto my plate and my tummy, brain, heart (I swear, most of the times, these three are never in agreement!) just want more! Continue reading

KHOYA GULAB JAMUN | THE BEST INDIAN DESSERT

Gulab Jamun, the best Indian dessert ever!
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Gulab Jamun is to Indian Desserts is as to Narendra Modi is to Indian Politics, a representative that needs to be sent to countries across the globe to extend a friendly hand 😀 Well, I’m almost serious when I say this because there isn’t a soul that shall not fall in love with the gulab jamun and its maker, such is the delicious smoothness of this little juicy golden globe! So, why not use it as a peacemaker for global relations eh? Continue reading

AVAREKAI PULAO | LEAN BEAN RICE

Avarekai Pulao, rice, veggies and spices cooked in one pot, making nutritious meals, a breeze!
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Avarekai Pulao, avarekai rotti, avarekai saaru, avarekai sweet are just a few of the dishes made from the humble broad bean or avarekai during winter. Rich in protein and fibre, broad beans are highly nutritious and apparently, are popular on weight loss menus. Well, if you ask me, who really cares about how good they are for your health when they are just so darn delicious! Continue reading

BOILED PEANUTS MASALA CHAAT

Boiled peanuts in a tangy street food avatar usually served as munchies with beer and drinks but makes a great after school snack too
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I know the name seems long…. “Boiled peanuts masala chaat”; but, unlike the name, the recipe is super short, I promise! An after schools snack or a side to go with tea or munchies with your beer, this ultimate street food aka boiled peanuts masala chaat is a combo of 3 delicacies – boiled peanuts (need I say more?), peanuts masala (peanuts with a sprinkling of Indian spices) and a chaat (tangy, spicy street food of India).
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MATAR PANEER | CURRY IN A HURRY

Matar Paneer, A cottage cheese curry that can be made in a hurry!
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Matar paneer; While it is one of the most basic Indian curries, it can get complicated and elude some of you but with this matar paneer recipe, not only will you be able to whip up some soft flavorful paneer (not chewy, not rubbery but soft and spongy), you can make curry in such a hurry, you will soon be nicknamed the curry-king (or queen)!
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EGG SALAD CROISSANT SANDWICH WITH MANGO MAYO

Egg Salad Croissant Sandwich with Mango Mayo, life can't get any better than this! :D
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Croissant sandwich with an egg salad filling, an egg salad that is tossed is a mango flavored mayonnaise sauce; did your brain begin to salivate at the very thought of this amazing croissant sandwich? Mine sure did, despite the fact that I was sinking my teeth into this fantastic sandwich for lunch just a couple of days ago. I just can’t seem to have enough of it and I am pretty sure you would be chanting “egg salad croissant sandwich with mango mayo” too after you try it. Well, maybe not exactly that because it is too long a chant but you get my point right? 🙂 Continue reading